Re: Kerf cut / kerf blade are they the same? Help!!
Kerf refers to the width of the sawblade cut, there is no "kerf" blade. What your neighbor was probably referring to is a dado blade set or a wobble blade. Both of these implements do the same thing in different ways, and that is to cut wide slots. Dado blades are a series of stacked cutters to achieve the width of cut desired. A wobble blade is exactly what it sounds like. It's a blade that is set between two wedges, as you rotate the wedges in opposite directions, the blade starts to tilt over in relation to its axis, causing it to "wobble" when it spins. This wobble cuts slots of whatever the desired width.
But you don't need ANY of this stuff to cut a dado or slot into your pieces, a few passes through the tablesaw will result in the same thing. The typical saw blade is 1/8" wide, all you do is make multiple passes through the material until you've reached your desired width. I do it all the time for a few pieces because it's faster and easier than setting up the dado cutters or the router table. BTW, to cut dado's with a router, you need to mount the router into a table with a fence, even if that fence is just a board held on with a couple clamps.
Good luck with your project, report back your resolution.
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